Effective security collaboration across organisations is more important than ever in the face of increasingly complex risks to humanitarian operations and staff. This online guide offers practical support and resources to security focal points (SFPs) to establish and maintain successful collaboration mechanisms. Exploring collaboration models, activities, structures and more, this guide enables security professionals to work effectively with other security staff and their colleagues across the humanitarian sector. Building these robust collaboration mechanisms is critical to keep aid workers safe and maintaining sustainable humanitarian access for communities in need.
The GISF Blog: exploring the latest issues affecting humanitarian security
Recent flooding has had devastating consequences in Pakistan, leaving up to a third of the country underwater and millions impacted. As climate change induces more and more extreme weather events across the globe, organisations find themselves frequently preparing for emergency humanitarian responses, each with its own security challenges.
In our latest blog, ShelterBox’s Tim Law reflects on how his organisation rapidly prepared to respond to the flooding in Pakistan and what he has learned about effective security planning in rapid onset emergencies.
In collaboration with Insecurity Insight, we are excited to announce our two workshops at this year's Aidex, 'Working towards risk sharing and equitable security risk management in partnerships' and 'Collaborating on security incidents: reporting and analysis between international and local NGOs'. Exploring partnerships, equitable risk-sharing, and effective collaboration on security, join us at Aidex to meet like-minded colleagues in the humanitarian sector and explore critical issues affecting security risk management (SRM) today.
Araba Cole and Panagiotis Olympiou’s latest research seeks to draw lessons from the 2021 Taliban takeover in Afghanistan for today’s SRM practitioners. Supported by GISF and Humanitarian Outcomes, the report delves into how individuals and organisations were impacted by the uncertainty of the events unfolding. The authors explore how SRM practices can benefit from calibrating tools and processes to the behavioural and psychological aspects of crisis and SRM.
GISF’s Research and Communications Assistant, Scarlett Moore, explores the importance of accessible, affordable professional development options for humanitarians to strengthen their security risk management skills.
GISF's Internships and Young Professionals Portal is Now Online!
Interested in gaining experience in SRM? You can now upload your applications to our internship portal to connect with inspiring INGOs and learn more about the different roles and responsibilities in humanitarian security.
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